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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
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HIST 399: Contact and Conquest in the Americas

(1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor.
1492 marked the first of many meetings between Europeans and native American peoples. This seminar takes an intensive look at the remarkable encounters that occurred during the first century of European contact. Readings center on primary sources: written and pictorial records from that era that tell of meetings in the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, Florida and Canada. These texts require critical reading by class participants. Not offered every year. Kanter.